|London Borough of Islington|
|Ethnicity:||75% white, 11% black, 2% bangla|
|Villages:||Clerkenwell, Highbury, Holloway|
|Neighbours:||Camden, City, Hackney, Haringey|
|MPs:||Jeremy Corbyn, Chris Smith|
|GLA:||North East London|
|Table of contents|
2 Famous Places
3 Demographics of Islington
5 External link
Tony Blair, Prime Minister, once lived here (in 1 Richmond Crescent, Barnsbury). Other famous residents include the writers George Orwell and Douglas Adams, playwright Joe Orton, politician Boris Johnson, and pop musicians Dido Armstrong and David Gray.
Demographics of Islington
According to the 2001 census Islington has a population of 175,797. It is 75% white, 6% black african, 5% black caribbean and 2% Bangladeshi. 32% of the borough are owner-occupiers.
The area was recorded as Gislandune (c. 1000) and Iseldone (Domesday Book, 1086), from Old English *Gisla (man's name, genitive *Gislan) and -dun (hill, down).